In The Not So Distant Future”

A long, long time ago in America
things were very different in society.
The police were respected as they protected
up holding  the laws in our communities.


You could leave your windows open.
and your doors unlocked with no fear
of being murdered in your sleep,
also to let in the fresh air of the good life.


The aroma of a real home cooked meal
permeated a Summer day in the neighborhood.
Children actually played freely outside
until dark and after with no fear of disappearing.


Now society is guarded like Fort Knox,
caged like wild animals no longer prowling.
Instead of a handshake or body language
a text shows our supposed human affection.


Nowadays families no longer live behind
a white picket fence with lace curtain windows.
It's all technological human concern
with no human embrace or grace of touch.


Timothy Michael DiVito c2021
“Souls need to roam free upon the earth”

Published by poetryofemotions5778

I have been writing poetry for 44 years. I began writing poetry when I was 15 years old and to this date I have written over 16,000 poems. I have had poems published in The San Fernando Journal, The Rag Mag, WYRD, The Cultural Reverence(e-magazine) and in Kiiroo(e-magazine), Mobius and the World Peace Anthology. I have over 1000 poems published in all. I also have a poetry page on Wix.com entitled anemotionaljourney.com. I also have written a Science Fiction/Fantasy novel entitled "The Blue Sphere" and I am currently working on two other books at the present time. One is entitled "The Angel and the Witches and the other is "Once Upon A Halloween"

2 thoughts on “In The Not So Distant Future”

  1. Wow! Very awake filled. My eyes are opening more & more to what’s going on. I’m concerned for my nieces & all younger people these days.

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    1. Yes, it’s the next generation we all have to worry about, the way things are going in the world today! We have to get back to basics and live life free of money, money, money and care about our home, the earth or we won’t have one. Thanks for reading and be safe out there Rachel!!😊💛💚💙

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